Admissions & Aid

Thank you for considering Northwest Vista College! Whether you are new to college, a transfer student, or looking to gain valuable career skills, we are here to help you achieve your goals.

Northwest Vista College has an open door admissions policy, which means there are no entrance exam scores, minimum GPA, or class rankings required. The only requirement is completion of a high school diploma or GED.


Admissions and Enrollment Process

Select your student type below to learn more about the admissions and enrollment process, including how to register for classes.



First Time In College Students

Visit Northwest Vista College

Transfer, Former, and Transient Students

 Contact An Enrollment Advisor

Specific Student Populations

Some programs offer a more specified application and enrollment process. Please review the list to see if you qualify for an alternative approach to joining the Northwest Vista College family.


Disability Support Services

High School Programs

International Students

Senior Citizens


Auditing Courses

Records And Residency

The Records & Residency Office manages updates to student records, including name changes, residency status, and enrollment verification forms.


Records Forms

Transcript Processes


Residency Information


Testing Center

Northwest Vista College's Assessment & Testing Center provides testing services including test administration of the TSI Assessment for college placement and for Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements, College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Alamo Colleges District makeup/distance examinations (with instructor approval and Testing Center acknowledgment).

Student on NVC Campus


TSI Placement Exam

AP & CLEP Tests



Make-Up Exams and Accommodations

Hours and Availability


Paying for College

Northwest Vista College is committed to providing information and assistance to help all students secure the financial resources that will allow them to reach their educational goals. 





Financial Aid

Registration Deadlines

Business Office

Tuition and Fees

Payment Deadlines